A man distraught because he could not find work shot and killed his mother-in-law, his wife and three sons and then killed himself inside a home in an upscale San Fernando Valley neighborhood, police said.
How depressed would one have to be to do something like that? Although the article says there was no history of mental illness, could that man have appeared normal in the days preceding the tragedy? Do you think he would have killed his entire family of six people with a kitchen knife if he'd had no gun? I say the availability of the gun was a factor, and although I don't preach banning guns as a solution, I would suggest that gun proponents by their philosophy alone are, if not responsible for this, at least involved in it somehow.
On the site Kezins, there's a post today called How Bad Is the Economy. He says, "There’s a fundamental problem with society when people with MBAs can’t find jobs. I’m sure we’ll be reading about more suicides caused by the economy over the next year or two."
On Steve White's blog, Static and the Radio, there's a post accusing CNN of going too far.
On The Gun Guys blog, there's a bit of information that I didn't see on CNN.
Karthik Rajaram, 45, used a handgun he purchased on Sept. 16th to murder his family before killing himself.
Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. I'm very sorry for the relatives and friends of the Rajaram family.